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Mel B Is 'Unemployed' & 'Actively Seeking Work' Amid Custody Drama With Ex Stephen Belafonte!

Mel B claims she's unemployed amid custody drama.

Those Spice Girls checks apparently aren’t what they used to be!

Mel B has claimed she’s “unemployed” and unable to meet the financial demands of her ex-husband Stephen Belafonte as the couple continue to battle it out over child support.

According to court docs obtained by, the Wannabe singer is fighting her ex’s request to have the current amount of child support he receives for their 7-year-old daughter Madison raised from $5,000 a month.

What’s interesting here is Mel isn’t claiming her ex doesn’t need the extra dough — she’s alleging she doesn’t make enough money to give him any more than she’s already forking over!

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The 44-year-old listed her monthly income, assets, and expenditures in a filing submitted to the Superior Court of California County in Los Angeles on Monday to support these claims, writing how she hasn’t had a steady stream of income since September 2018.

The docs state the star has been “looking for work both in the United States and in the United Kingdom,” but sadly “has not been successful,” adding:

“At the present moment, Melanie is unemployed, but she is actively looking for work.”

Yikes. It’s tough out there for a ‘90s pop star!

As fans will know, Scary Spice did find some work this summer when she went on tour for three weeks with (most of) the Spice Girls. While the singer acknowledged this in the filing, she didn’t reveal how much she made from the gig — though she insisted her income has actually decreased in recent years.

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Mel claimed she made a monthly salary of $3,747, with $83,002 cash in the bank, $68,873 in stocks and bonds, and $5.2 million in property. She alleged her expenses rack up to be $120,475 a month, including $4,493 in restaurant bills; $2,012 in entertainment, gifts and vacation; $38,150 in rent and mortgage payments; and a cool $81,733 on taxes and accounting fees. 

Belafonte, meanwhile, claimed the singer — who he married in June of 2007 and split with in March of 2017 — earned $226,000 per month. However, Mel said his estimate was based on a declaration made over two years ago, right on the heels of their breakup.

At the time, Mel was working as a judge on America’s Got Talent, but she pointed out her contract ended in September 2018 and she’s apparently not found a steady gig since.

Better fire up that LinkedIn account, girl!

[Image via WENN]

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Aug 23, 2019 11:48am PDT